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April 9, 2009

“Treacherous Alliance” gets major plugs

treacherous-alliance2It seems Trita’s book is experiencing a resurgence in its popularity today, as both the New York Times op-ed page, and the widely-read Foreign Policy Magazine blog The Cable have sung its praises.
No one was more surprised than Trita, who only realized the book had been plugged in such high-profile places when he saw that his ranking on Amazon.com went from 168,000 to around 2,000 overnight. When asked for comment, Trita said of his recent popularity: “It’s pretty cool!”
From the NYT’s Roger Cohen:

What’s critical right now is that Obama view Netanyahu’s fear-mongering with an appropriate skepticism, rein him in, and pursue his regime-recognizing opening toward Tehran, as he did Wednesday by saying America would join nuclear talks for the first time. The president should read Trita Parsi’s excellent “Treacherous Alliance” as preparation.

And over at The Cable:

Parsi, 34, who as president of the NIAC and before that as a Hill aide and later a Ph.D. student of Fukuyama and Brzezinski’s at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, has long advocated for Washington to engage with Tehran. He found himself frequently demonized during the Bush administration as an apologist for the Islamic Republic of Iran, which the Bush administration shunned as a charter member of the axis of evil.
With the Obama administration now making a series of recent moves to try to engage Iran, Parsi finds his analysis in daily demand.

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